Effortless thumb throttle zero cost

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by professor, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. professor

    professor Active Member

    A discussion elsewhere made me think of posting this simple throttle adaption.
    I found it much better than anything else I have ever used (did ride motorcycles ages ago).
    This is one of those plastic shift thingies (a left one I think) from a cheap bike, I added a braised on stop so it would return to a horisiontal mode at idle.

    I have the screw set to retain the position (like a cruise control). Probably not a good idea if one uses a cent. clutch rather than a hand clutch.

    The lever sits right under the at rest position on the handlebar (and in my case my index finger returns it to idle)

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  2. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Good idea. My throttle cable sticks less with a thumb throttle. Mine is made from a thumb shifter too.
  3. sfhellwig

    sfhellwig New Member

    That would be an old friction shifter? One without the detents so it is infinitely adjustable? Very interesting as I have been less than excited about the throttle/grip supplied with most kits. I know it's knid of a standard, but if I can keep the grips I like and you said you like it better than traditional. Definitely something I will keep in mind. I believe I have one still mounted on an old bike that I would have replaced and likely junked.
  4. professor

    professor Active Member

    Yeah, I didn't know what to call it. I think you need a left hand one though to put on the right so the action is down for full throttle.